Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.
My family visited yesterday to get a better view of the total eclipse. Beautiful scenery. We enjoyed touring the old buildings. Staff was very friendly and informative. Although our little one was too young to participate in the jr. ranger badges, we heard other kids being "sworn in". It was so cute!
Such a neat place to visit! All of the buildings are really interesting and the craftsmanship is amazing! There are a ton of trails, but unfortunately you can't drive through which makes it difficult if you have little ones. The scenery is beautiful though and it's worth the trip!
Great place to stop and take a hike or small walk. Loved the view and buffalo. Took the bus tour and then walked to the one room schoolhouse. Also it's all free!
Incredible tallgrass prairie preserve in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Very educational visitors center, historic ranch buildings, any great trails. Bison herd is a big attraction too!
Hike in the morning when it's cooler, there's no shade. I hiked within 300 feet of a herd of about 40 bison. The calves were resting in the middle of the day . The cows and bulls were grazing, they're enormous. 300 feet was enough to get my heart rate up knowing there wasn't a tree for a mile to climb or hide behind